Seattle, Washington, US
Seattle, Washington, US
Founded 1 startup
Although I have worked in technology for many years, it has felt more like I work in the field of creativity. I started out life drawing, painting, writing music and inventing. When I discovered programming, it was just the next natural creative outlet. Fortunately for me, I am immensely passionate about creating software.
I have been told many times that I am not the typical developer because of my right-brain approach to finding solutions and strongly developed social skills.
I am now working to parlay decades of experience and unique insight into creating what I think will be a significant evolution in creating software. You can read more about my ideas and company at www.lesarde.com.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein
Chief Architect and Developer
September 2015 - June 1996
After a couple years of researching the needs of software developers (and a few decades of experience in the field), I designed a completely new development ecosystem to solve the most pressing need of modern developers: staying relevant in a world of technology proliferation. The ecosystem includes a language (Frog), framework (Turtle), object database (Lesarde DB) and and IDE (Lesarde Studio) that replaces the need for the dozen or more technologies required to create a cross-platform, cross-tier application. This is an ambitious endeavor and, ultimately, will require wide-ranging talents of many people. While there is still much work to be done, a pre-MVP functioning Lesarde Studio is available for download at www.lesarde.com.
Principal Software Architect
August 2013 - August 2015
VMC wanted to build a software consulting business from scratch and hired me to lead the charge. I built a team of a dozen developers, testers and technical writers and successfully developer a key product used by VMC's most lucrative business arm.
Senior Development Consultant
January 2008 - July 2013
Outstanding development for the Microsoft Office Starter, Automotive and Xbox Enforcement team.
Intuitive Edge Corp.
January 2000 - December 2008
Formed this startup to create developer tools. Designed, developed and marketed Datatypes++, a C++ SDK specializing in datatypes.
Senior Software Development Engineer
May 1990 - May 1996
One of the original SQL Server team developers. Created Microsoft first internal fully-automated test tool. Responsible for developing several SQL client SDKs.
Nicholls State University
BS Computer Science
1983 - 1987